Phil Birnbaum has a good reminder of the difference between frequentist and Bayesian statistics. The central Bayesian insight is that you need information about the world as it exists "prior" to the test. For example, if we want to know how a Triple-A player with certain statistics will perform in the major leagues, we need…
When will we see Stephen Strasburg’s major league debut. A look to the last player like this might provide some insight.
Can the 1-2 punch atop Detroit’s lineup better last year’s mediocre performance?
Figuring out what the book is is the current challenge.
A look at the expansion teams and why they have or haven’t won it all.
The Twins figure to benefit from paying Joe Mauer his $184 million in equal installments.
The Yankees spend a lot of money but have learned to manage injury risk.
A’s AGM David Forst talks about what is going on with the big-league club and in the farm system.
BABIP isn’t as luck-driven as many suggest, not after you drill down into the numbers.
Michael Jong covers the Angels’ and Rays’ catching tandems and the situation at shortstop for the Mets.
They’re finally here. All 5948 of them.